Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A  position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Perform full range of activities associated with the planning, siting and acquisition of permits and land rights for the construction, operation and maintenance of electrical and gas utility facilities for Xcel Energy and its subsidiary companies. Under consultative direction and with some latitude for unreviewed actions, position makes decisions regarding the need for permits, negotiates acceptable permit conditions and determines appropriate measures to minimize environmental impacts. Possess comprehensive knowledge of row acquisition and land management principals.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Negotiate with landowners and their legal representatives for the acquisition and management of land rights for gas and electric utility facilities, up to and including the process of condemnation. Prepare easement packages, perform abstracting and other related courthouse documentation searches to facilitate acquisition of easement rights.

  • Prepare applications and negotiate for and obtain applicable permits from railroads, federal, state and local land management agencies for gas and electric utility facilities. These include Conditional Use Permits from local municipalities. Prepare DOT and railroad permit applications for utility facility crossings and longitudinal encroachments. Prepare or assist in preparation of other local and state permits as required.

  • Represent the company before federal, state and local regulatory and land management agencies, boards, planning commissions and councils. Prepare project descriptions and summaries, respond to data requests and make presentations to the governing jurisdiction's representatives in public meetings in order to obtain approval for projects. Act as primary spokesperson on all land rights related activities for the project.

  • Perform planning, route alternatives analysis, selection, and development of sites and corridors for major gas and electric utility facilities. Depending on the scope and complexity of the individual project this responsibility requires close interaction with multi-disciplinary internal project teams, involving engineering, legal and project management staff. (Xcel Energy-South)

  • Maintain a high level of technical knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state and local land rights laws, codes, ordinances and regulations. Implement effective negotiating strategies and techniques in order to secure land rights at a fair and equitable cost. Serve as technical resource to Land Rights Agents as needed.

  • Ensure compliance with all permit conditions and landowner agreements including easement conditions, documentation and releases. Make post-construction damage assessments and settlement payments to impacted landowners.

  • Provides assistance to other internal Xcel Energy departments and subsidiaries involving land rights management and acquisition, valuation, scheduling and cost estimates for siting and land rights activities.

**THIS POSITION CAN BE FILLED AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LEVELS**


Mid Level: ($69,700-$99,100)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in real estate, land use planning, management or business (a combination of relevant education and experience totaling 8 years may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement)

  • 2 years of increasingly complex siting, acquisition and/or land rights management experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Senior Level: ($81,000-$115,867)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, land use planning, management or business.

  • A combination of relevant education and experience totaling 8 years may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.

  • Minimum of 5 years of increasingly complex siting, acquisition and/or land rights management experience.

  • Demonstrated project management skill.

Principal Level: ($92,300-$130,567)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, land use planning, management or business.

  • A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.

  • Minimum 8 years of increasingly complex siting, acquisition and/or land rights management experience.

  • SR/WA designation or advanced degree a plus.

  • Experience with state and federal permit and/or acquisition activities. 

  • Demonstrated skills in technical writing, verbal communications, negotiations and project management skills. Valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Requirements 

  • Landman acquisition and title experience

  • Project management experience

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com.

Non-Bargaining

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $81,000.00 to $115,867.00 per year

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO), Parental Leave

Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Deadline to Apply: 07/05/24

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